Marcel Frère

1906 - 1992

Artist biography

Marcel Frère was a creative visual artist. Born in 1906, Marcel Frère passed away in 1992. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Alziro Bergonzo, Karl Birker, Semseddin Arel, Ioan Cardei, and Mason Bacheller Wells.

Further Biographical Context for Marcel Frère

Marcel Frère was born in 1906 and was predominantly influenced by the 1920s. The notable innovations established in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many pioneering and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was widespread among artist communities and groups. In Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were expressive and dynamic. Surrealism continued to grow in the 1920s and 1930s, and focused on the human unconscious and Freudian theory. Key artists to arise from this movement were Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Surrealism spread as an ideology on a global scale due to its cultural importance, and developed to become the integral expressive mode of the 1920s. It was aided by the liberal characteristics of Weimar Republic in Germany, and blossomed under this way of thinking.

Marcel Frère

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